UNAIDS DATA 2020
With the end of 2020 approaching, the latest data from countries show both progress and challenges. As the complex reality of HIV epidemics is increasingly understood, more HIV responses are sharpening their ability to identify gaps and develop strategies to reach people who are being left behind. However, too few countries have taken sufficient action to reach the interim milestones, leaving the world off track to achieve the three zeros by 2030.
Measurable targets were set for 2030, and the United Nations (UN) General Assembly later articulated interim 2020 milestones in the 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS:
- To reduce new HIV infections to fewer than 500 000 by 2020.
- To reduce AIDS-related deaths to fewer than 500 000 by 2020.
- To eliminate HIV-related stigma and discrimination by 2020.